|Poster:||jsteidl||Date:||Aug 4, 2019 12:32pm|
|Forum:||texts||Subject:||Wait list time?|
To give background on my question, I am part of a fantasy football league where the winner (me) gets to choose a required reading for the loser (my friend), and I chose a How to Avoid Huge Ships, or, I never met a ship I liked by John W. Trimmer. Little did I know, it was "on loan" and a wait list is required to view the pdf of the book on Internet Archive.
I have two questions:
First, why is a pdf being distributed the same way a physical book is, despite having the ability for multiple people to read it at the same time?
Second, how long will I or my friend have to wait in order to get access to it?
To rant further, what is the point of having a digital copy if its going to be treated like a physical one? It makes sense for limiting people from over-downloading the copy, but to limit reading online entirely by only giving a limited preview online?! Where is the technological improvement here over a physical copy? It seems like such a waste of resources.
Link to details page: https://archive.org/details/howtoavoidhugesh00trim